Bran Muffins

This recipes was passed along from a family friend many years ago.  It has always been my favourite bran muffin recipe.  They are super moist and delicious. I am always playing with the basic recipe depending on what I am craving. These are packed with fibre and my son calls them “Poop Muffins”.  Ha! Ha! It is for this reason that I rarely serve them to company.  Not so much because of the effect they might have on guests, but more to avoid the embarrassment my son asking if he can have a “poop muffin” in front of company.

bran muffins

Basic Bran Muffin Recipe

1 cup flour (I use whole wheat)
1 cup bran
3/4 cup white sugar
2 T. wheat germ
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Mix the above dry ingredients in a large bowl.


6 T. oil
1 cup hot water
1 cup raisins
1 egg, beaten

Mix wet and dry ingredients just until blended. Bake in greased/lined muffin tray at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.  I usually cut small squares of wax paper that sit in the bottom of the greased tray.  My mom used to do this and it seems to help prevent the bottom from sticking to the pan. Turn cooked muffins upside down on a cooling rack.  Once cool, store in an air tight container or freeze in a ziplock bag.


In lieu of the raisins I have used, cranraisins, dates, prunes, chopped apple, etc.

In my last batch, I microwaved about 3/4 cup of dates with a T. of water and heated until the dates were soft enough to stir. I then added a banana and mashed it together.  I also threw in 1/2 of chopped walnuts.  Get creative and toss in what ever you fancy.  Enjoy!

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About Cindy RoyI’m a busy mother, wife and kindergarten teacher. I have a huge list of loves! I love my family, The Source Church, old houses, “up-cycling”, DIY projects, scrapbooking, volleyball, interior design, cake decorating, party planning, healthy eating, and last, but certainly not least…gift wrapping! I just launched my brand new Youtube channel and am super excited to share BOWhemian WRAPsody with my followers. My channel is dedicated to all things relating to gift wrapping and creating beautiful eye catching presents…its all in the PRESENTation! I’m very organized and reflective, and am continually striving to do life more lovingly, passionately, effectively and successfully.

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